Elizabeth Town July 15th 1780
I enclose to your Excellency the New York paper of yesterday, which announced the arrival of the British fleet under Admiral Graves.
From what I can learn, the fleet consists of one of 90 guns three 74 and four 64 under A. Graves this however I cannot absolutely asert to be a fact not haveing received my information in as direct or regular a channel as I could wish.
The Capt. of the Guadaloup, it is said, is much censured for mistakeing a number of virginia merchant men for the french fleet last week. I have the Honor to be your Excellency most Humle Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.